Thank you so much for stopping by Day 2 of the Home For the Holidays Blog Hop put together by the talented Emily from Table and Hearth. I’m so honored and excited to have you here in my corner of the blogosphere and to collaborate with you in some Holiday cheer and wisdom 😉
By the time Christmas roles around we are all in different stages of life. I’m sure we all would love to jump head first into the seasonal decorating and deck our halls will wreaths and holly, but that just isn’t always practical. Jake and I are currently in the middle of a home renovation which involves a chop saw in our dining room, a second story sans any flooring, and an toilet-less bathroom (to name the worst offenders).
When October (why does it have to be so early??) came and all of blogland was blissfully draping garlands across anything and everything, I thought to myself… Will we even bother to decorate for Christmas?
After all, there are a million projects that need time and energy around our home right now, why waste it on holiday decor? Plus, who wants to see a sparkly Christmas tree next to a pile of sawdust? I would not call the current state of our house ‘decoration-ready’.
But, we did decorate for Christmas. And here’s why…
We could have said, oh forget it, we’ll do something nice next year and got on our merry way towards installing more flooring and getting our bathroom back in working order. But, we dedicated several evenings and a few corners of the less-construction-zone-y rooms to bring some festivity and Christmas cheer to our home.
Choosing to decorate amidst the chaos says: while we may not be finished with many projects, we are content with the home we live in. Dust may cover every square inch of our house at times, but this is still our dwelling place. We may have a gazillion unfinished projects that are clamoring for our attention, but there is a reason for this season and it deserves our first thoughts.
Our house may not have the most beautiful display of white and gold tinsel, and it’s certainly not swimming in boughs of holly, but it is a little ray of light in our home this season. Reminding us to nest despite the chaos, to celebrate the birth of our Savior, and to rest in the construction zone that is our home.
I even brought a little holiday cheer to work with this festive Christmas tree art. (Let’s be honest, this environment is much more cleanly to decorate than our home at the moment!)
Wishing you contentment, rest, and cheer this Christmas and many more to come! (And make sure to stop by and visit all of these lovely ladies’ Christmas home tours!)